CometWatch-n-stuff

CometWatch-n-stuff

Thanks to all of you who have picked up CometWatch (and to Space.com for reporting it). A couple of things I wanted to do missed the release simply because I found either no way to slow up Comet ISON for a few extra days, nor was I able to integrate iOS 7′s new CoreTimeTravel framework to zip me back a few days for that “extra edge.” But for the main task to help you located ISON, particularly after closest approach, it does...

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Latest Distant Suns build and iOS 6

Some iOS 6 users have been having problems with the latest build of Distant Suns. I have the fix ready to go, but will take a few days to get it approved and into the store. In the meantime if you are experiencing problems with the constellation selector, you should be able to rollback to the previous build for a few days. The Management.

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Weird Crap in Mike’s Place, 1.0

Weird Crap in Mike’s Place, 1.0

Now for a semi-regular column that I am titling: Weird Crap in Mike’s place. Because, I have a whole lot of weird crap, nice crap, but still rather odd. So the first installment rolls the clock back to 2010. It was that fateful day that makes all Mac-heads go squeeee! April 3, 2010, launch day for the iPad 1.  Naturally I had to go and make the pilgrimage to the Palo Alto store and join the happy throngs waiting to get their collective mitts on...

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Distant Suns (max) Tabby award finalist

Distant Suns (max) Tabby award finalist

Gosh, where does one begin. A couple of days ago I received word that Distant Suns (max) was a finalist for the Tabby Awards as best Family oriented tablet application. Nice to see 28 years of work pay off. And what company! This humble one-man and 16 tablet shop is competing against the likes of The Learning Company and Nickelodeon. And my second favorite app (after mine of course), is History Channel’s Civil War Today is in the...

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